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Monday, February 6, 2017

MSS Kevin O'Leary

Kevin O'Leary lecture includes Q&A; tickets available

Do you have a question for Kevin O'Leary? The Shark Tank judge may answer it at his Maverick Speakers Series appearance at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at College Park Center. Send questions to or share it via social media using #maverickspeakers. Questions selected will be shared during the question-and-answer session following his lecture.

The frank and opinionated O'Leary is one of North America’s leading business moguls. O’Leary’s track record in business success began with The Learning Company, a software development organization that he sold to Mattel for $3.7 billion, making it one of the largest tech deals in Canadian history. As an “eco-preneur,” O’Leary focuses on investments that make money while being environmentally friendly. He is also co-host for Discovery Channel’s Discovery Project Earth and is the author of three best-selling Cold Hard Truth books.

VIP packages include a private dinner and photograph with the speaker. Preferred seating has front-of-the-line access to the venue. The lecture is free for students, faculty, and staff and costs $5 for community members. LEARN MORE.

Parking lots by MAC closing for construction

  Pardon Our Progress  

Parking near the Maverick Activities Center changes this week for construction projects.

  • About 65 parking spaces in Lot 33W are closed today, Monday, Feb. 6, for water line construction.
  • Portions of Lot F6 will close Wednesday, Feb. 8. The ADA spaces on the north side of the MAC remain.
  • Faculty/staff will have 20 more spaces in Lot 34.
  • Trinity South lot will have 46 spaces change from student to faculty/staff parking.
  • Student parking has been reallocated in University Village, Arbor Oaks, Meadow Run, and Cooper Chase apartment lots.


Nominate top employees for Outstanding Maverick Awards

Nominate a great employee or team of employees for the Outstanding Maverick Awards. Submit nominations online by Friday, Feb. 10. For questions or concerns, contact Eunice Currie at 2-7091.

Heart Walk

Walk 10 minutes on Friday for UT System Heart Walk

The UTA Wellness Committee invites you to walk for 10 minutes any time between 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, for the UT System Heart Walk. Walk around campus or the hallways in your building. For a collector's pin, meet 10-10:30 a.m. in front of the box office at Texas Hall.

Foam roller class returns Friday

  foam roller class  

The UTA Wellness Committee and Airrosti host another foam roller class to show how this simple tool can help improve flexibility, increase blood flow, and reduce pain and injury risk. The class meets at noon-1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, in Room 102B of the Maverick Activities Center. Register online.

Coming Up

  Pizza with President  

Monday, Feb. 6—InnovationDay@UTA

Monday, Feb. 6—UTA Wind Symphony Concert

Wednesday, Feb. 15—Pizza with President Karbhari

Thursday, Feb. 16—Maverick Speakers Series Featuring Kevin O’Leary

See more on the UTA events calendar.


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